Rescuers look for victims under a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. At least 51 people were killed in India due to the earthquake and close to 237 injured in various parts of the country, which destroyed or damaged several houses and buildings. A woman cries as her son was trapped inside a collapsed house after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25, 2015. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, bordering Nepal, were the worst affected parts of India in the earthquake. In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, a control room has been set up in Ministry of External Affairs to provide all help and information round the clock.
Volunteers run with a stretcher to carry a dead body recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.
In a warning of sorts of the earthquake, reports say Sikkim has been feeling tremors for the last three days. People gather near a collapsed house after a major earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25, 2015. An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest on Saturday, an army spokesman said, the earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the mountain at the start of the main climbing season. Nepal’s Tourism Ministry could only confirm 10 deaths, but spokesman Gyanendra Shrestha said that the death toll could rise, and that the avalanche had buried part of the base camp.
Ministry officials estimated that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, had been at base camp or on Everest when the earthquake struck. An injured child lies on the ground outside the Medicare Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015.
President Pranab Mukherjee today said India was committed to assist Nepal in every possible way in dealing with the situation arising due to a powerful earthquake which shook the neighbouring country. He also called upon state governments and agencies concerned to take all necessary steps to provide relief to those affected by the earthquake. Some residents also complained of mobile network congestion as they were trying to reach their friends and relatives soon after the earthquake.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced a financial assistance of rupees five lakh to the kin of those killed in the earthquake, Rs 50,000 to grievously injured and Rs 20,000 to those having minor injuries, an official spokesman said here. People stand around damage caused by an earthquake at Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Two persons died and 17 others were injured in roof and wall collapse in the wake of a high intensity earthquake that rocked Bihar today.
Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked DoT Secretary Rakesh Garg to take stock of the damage to telecom network in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh due to the earthquake and initiate measures to restore the network.
A building stands damaged after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A group of people gather outdoors as an earthquake hits Kathmandu city, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Nepal’s Kantipur TV showed at least 21 bodies lined up on the ground The shallow quake struck west Kathmandu, causing buildings to collapse, injuring many and leaving a pall of dust over the city, witnesses said. PM Narendra Modi called an emergency meeting at 3 pm to review the situation occurred due to earthquake. One person was killed in a wall collapse even as several multi-storyed buildings developed cracks when an earthquake shook West Bengal. Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. The situation in Nepal appears more troubling as several news organisation reported massive destruction due to earthquake in Nepal.
At least 10 people were killed and heavy casualties feared as a strong earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale struck Nepal today bringing down a number of buildings including the centuries-old Dharhara tower in the heart of the capital trapping scores of people. A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, climbers said, raising fears for those on the world’s highest peak a year after another avalanche caused the deadliest incident on the mountain. Kathmandu Darbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site was badly damaged due to high intensity earthquake. The north coastal Andhra Pradesh experienced mild tremors today after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal and parts of north and northeast India.
A major earthquake rocked Sikkim today, triggering landslides in various parts of the state. We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home & in Nepal. Major tremors felt across India as earthquake measuring more than 6 on Richter Scale shook the country. Narendra Modi also spoke to Nepal’s President Ram Baran in connection with the quake.
Tremors were felt in several parts of Odisha following a severe earthquake in many parts of East and North India triggering panic among the people. Mild tremors lasting about 30 seconds were reported from parts of Mangaluru city around noon today, triggering panic in the area.
A low intensity tremor was felt in some parts of Kochi today, triggering panic among people residing in high rise buildings, officials said.
People gather in an intersection near a damaged building in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Very low intensity tremors were felt in some areas in Chennai today, alarming people as they rushed out of a few commercial and residential complexes, officials said. At least 36 people were killed in India due to the earthquake and close to 200 injured in various parts of the country.
Eyewitnesses described scenes of panic and confusion in the Nepali capital when the ground started shaking beneath their feet, sending people running out of their homes and onto streets choked with thick dust. A collapsed building is pictured after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25, 2015. The ministry estimated that 300,000 foreign tourists and trekkers were in Nepal when the earthquake struck. A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on Richter scale today struck Nepal, which witnessed a devastating temblor two weeks ago that flattened houses and buildings killing more than 8,000 people. A major earthquake in Nepal hit a remote mountainous region of the country on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and leaving more than 1,000 injured, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the country was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.
Nepal’s Home Ministry raises the death toll from the latest earthquake to at least 36. Nepalese people gather outdoors during an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
The US Geological Survey said Tuesday’s earthquake was centred 68 km (about 42 miles) west of the town of Namche Bazar, close to Mount Everest and the border with Tibet.
Residents in the Indian town of Siliguri, near the border with Nepal, said chunks of concrete fell off one or two buildings. Nepalese have been terrified by dozens of aftershocks that hit the country in the days following the April 25 quake. Prime Minister has also taken report of the situation in districts of UP and Bihar that are bordering Nepal besides speaking to the Sitamarhi MP. The BBC is reporting that the UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent support. There was no one to take responsibility, happy that Modi Govt took initiative: Indian stranded in Nepal. At least 13 people died at a Mount Everest base camp in wake of Nepal quake, says Indian Army.
The people there too were very happy that India sent help in such a short time: MJ Akbar on Nepal earthquake. According to media reports at least 1,500 dead in Nepal, India mounts massive rescue operation. Indian Army is also sending Major General JS Sandhu to Nepal to oversee Indian rescue efforts, say Defence sources. Around 200 people from various parts of Karnataka are reported to be stranded in quake-hit Nepal.
One C 17 dispatched to Nepal with 96 NDRF personnel on onboard and 15 tonnes of relief material - ANI. 39 NDRF team from India, 2 dogs and 3 tonnes equipment handed over to Nepal Army for rescue operations: Indian Embassy in Nepal.
Heartfelt condolences to families of deceased; prayers for speedy recovery of injured on account of earthquake, says President Pranab Mukherjee. It has been decided that for the coming 3 days, BSNL calls to Nepal will be charged local rates: Ravi Shankar Prasad on Nepal earthquake. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi express concern over the situation caused by the massive earthquake in Nepal and its impact in India and hoped that the damage to life and property is limited. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tweets: “Deeply shocked over the loss of lives and property in the massive earthquake that hit Nepal.
Meanwhile, according to media reports, another Indian relief aircraft leaves for Nepal from Hindon Airbase. News agency AFP is quoting police officials as saying that death toll from devastating Nepal earthquake hits 876. Bihar government announces compensation of Rs 4 Lakh for kin of deceased in earthquake, ANI reports.
Meanwhile, AFP is quoting a Nepali diplomat as saying that death toll in Everest base camp avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake kills 10. Nepal quake death toll reaches 758, news agency Reuters quotes Nepal home ministry official as saying. According to Baba Ramdev, over 2Lakh people have taken refuge in Tundi Khel Maidan in Kathmandu after earthquake , await relief, says ANI. NDRF teams have been deployed in Bihar after a request from the state govt: Union Home Secretary LC Goyal on the earthquake. There is heavy damage around Kathmandu, by tomorrow 5 helicopters will be placed in Pokhara for airlifting purposes: MEA on earthquake relief. We are responding to the situation, we got in touch with govt of Nepal: Foreign Secy S Jaishankar. PM orders immediate dispatch of relief and medical teams to Nepal, directs evacuation of Indian tourists. Reuters has quoted a Nepal tourism official as saying that an avalanche has buried a part of Nepal Everest base camp after quake and eight people have died in the incident. Reporters on the ground say most of the buildings and temples that have collapsed in Nepal in the wake of the earthquake are old ones.

Climbers on Mount Everest were also caught in the major earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.
High-level emergency meeting on crisis management for earthquake has begun at PM Modi's residence 7, RCR.
NDRF teams have been deployed in several districts of Bihar to help citizens in the wake of the earthquake.
From reports of social media and other sources, around 100 people have lost their lives, numbers may increase, says Nepal's envoy to India Deep K Upadhyay. CNN quotes Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs as saying that 150 people have been killed in the earthquake disaster.
AFP is quoting a Nepali diplomat as saying that 'possibly hundreds are dead' in the massive Nepal earthquake.
Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Nepal's envoy to India, says his government has requested the Indian government for assistance.
Reports say as many as 10 people were killed in Nepal's picturesque Pokhara area following the huge earthquake. All flights from India to Nepal have been cancelled as the Kathmandu airport is shut in the wake of a series of earthquakes.
IANS reports that a total of five people, including two children, were killed when buildings collapsed in different parts of Bihar following the earthquake. The Ministry of Defence said that the Indian Army, Air Force and Border Roads Organisation have been put on high alert following the massive earthquake that shook Nepal and northern India. The north coastal Andhra Pradesh experienced mild tremors following the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal and parts of north and northeast India. Nepal's information minister has told BBC that there has been massive damage in Gorkha, Lamjung and Bhaktapur. Relief and rescue operations are underway in Nepal where scores have been killed in a series of earthquake on Saturday. Nepali media reports that around 50 people are trapped in the rubble of the collapsed Dharahara Tower, and not 400 as reported earlier.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, meanwhile, spoken to Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav and discussed the situation in the wake of the quakes. Scores have died in Nepal due to the quake, Nepali media has reported with TV visuals showing bodies lying on the roads.
Two people have reportedly died in UP's Barabanki due to earthquake-related events, while one person has also been killed in Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. Nepal's Lamjung, the epicentre of the quake, has reportedly flattened and only few buildings there are believed to be standing. PM Modi has spoken to Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav in the wake of the earthquake.
PMO has tweeted that PM Modi has convened a high-level meeting with ministers and top officials at 3 pm today in the wake of the situation arising due to the earthquake. The USGS has upgraded the magnitude of the first Nepal earthquake to 7.9 with a depth of 15 kilometres. The BBC reports some buildings have been damaged in the quake in Nepal but there has been no initial word on any casualties. The magnitude of the quake in Nepal was recorded at 7.5 on the Richter scale, as per the USGS. As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the quake was at a place in Nepal 34 kilometres south-east of Lamjung and 77 kilometres north-west of capital Kathmandu. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.
As many as 2,000 people have been declared dead so far in Nepal, while in India the toll now is 57 with fresh tremors.
The powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, toppling an historic 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. A shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing more than 100 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said. In view of the situation, five NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have left for as many districts to help citizens in the wake of the earthquake and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is rushing back to Patna from New Delhi.
The severity of the earthquake can be gauged from the fact that even the 13th aftershock was of very high intensity of above 6.6  on Richter scale. The earthquake with epicentre at Lamjung, around 80 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, and had its impact in several cities in Bihar and West Bengal and eastern India. The shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing more than 100 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said.
Another major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest. The eight-strong team, which includes experts in search and rescue, will travel to Nepal overnight.
Mobile network isn't working properly so communication has been affected, says former Nepal PM Lokendra Bahadur Chand.

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